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11/2/2004

The execrable will stop at nothing…

Filed under: — site admin @ 6:51 am

With overt efforts to confuse and discourage voters perpetrated by Republicans nationwide, the world’s champion of democracy has shown a decidedly undemocratic underbelly, most notably including a few distinct works of disenfranchising art:

  • Flyers distributed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on pseudo-official stationary, warned of changes in local election procedure due to high expected voter turnout. Republicans were advised to vote on November second, Democrats on November third.
  • Over 4000 questionable voter registration forms filed on behalf of black voters in Florida who signed pro-choice and marijuana-legalization petitions have been discovered. The registrations were filed with changes of address, removing the aforementioned voters from voting lists in their own precincts.
  • Voters in Lake County, Ohio were mailed fake announcements by the Lake County Elections Board stating that anyone registered to vote by the NAACP, America Coming Together, John Kerry for President, or Capri Cafaro for Congress would not be allowed to vote.
  • Predominantly black households in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, met with the distribution of this letter warning of felony charges for voting with outstanding parking tickets:

At the risk of editorializing, everyone responsible for these acts should be soundly beaten every day for the remainders of their lives…

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